It all starts at breakfast time, when - Sniff! Sniff! - the smell of bacon and other delicious treats entice the puppy from his position on a boy’s bed, into the kitchen where he devours the food - Chomp! Chomp! He’s soon distracted by smells from the garden and takes off outside - Dig! Dig!
Along the way, and chased by his young owner, the puppy is continually diverted by new smells, meeting other animals and making a mess in a pile of garbage.
Author and illustrator Ryan Sias uses his experience as a cartoonist and animator to good effect with bright, colourful illustrations. There are few words in the story, and those used follow a simple repeated pattern, making this a good book for pre-readers.
Sniff! Sniff! will appeal to young children, especially those who love animals or have a mischievous streak.
Title: Sniff! Sniff!
Author/Illustrator: Ryan Sias
Publisher: Abrams, $17.99 RRP
Publication Date: April 2015
For ages: 2-5
Type: Picture Book